If medicine is solely going to be about the money, then it’s time people start losing their money when they commit injustices against Black people.
Health and Health Care
Medical science has an abysmal track record with Black America. There simply isn’t any other way to put it. There’s the time when scientists deliberately watched Black men with syphilis suffer and denied them care as a means of testing the ramifications of the illness. But there’s more than that. So, so much more.
Research is showing that diseases largely associated with approaching retirement age are being found well before we would normally expect. Conditions that are normally found in 50 and 60 year olds are being uncovered in younger and younger people.
All across the country, we’re watching communities go through the same thing we went through here in New York, people testing positive for coronavirus disease (or COVID-19), and then the…
It’s too easy to blame Black people’s rates of heart disease and diabetes for the high rate of COVID-19 related mortality. It’s so, so much deeper than that.
My experience with the COVID-19 disease, and why we need to take it as seriously as possible.
And there are people who will ask, “Well, can’t I just do that on my own, by myself, without surgery?” Of course you can. But if your doctor is scared for your health, and believes you are at severe risk, what decisions will you make, then? It’s certainly not for me to judge. However, there is cause for concern, here.
Commentary on the viral Huffington Post article about obesity and fat shaming in health care, and why fat-shaming doesn’t work.
Photo credit: Flickr / litonstock We’ve been here before. I’m sad that we’re here again, and will likely keep making our way back to this connection in the near future.…
There is no predictive marker—age, socioeconomic status, location—that can protect us… but why?
Take charge of your health and fight back against the misinformation. Reversing diabetes, what causes it, how it links to heart disease, and more.
I’ve been saying for years, that people need to relax on the fizzy drinks. The sweet drinks, too. Yes, that includes juice. And, for years, people have been coming aaaaat…
If we truly value human life the way we say we do, then we should find it abhorrent that people are forced to choose between dying and the expense of living.
The difficult thing about doctors prescribing low-carb diets to reverse conditions like diabetes? Most people struggle with sticking to them.
Today in New York City, a policy that requires certain kinds of restaurants to list salt warnings on their menus takes effect. Here’s what happened, why it’s important, and why ‘food police’ is an absurd phrase.
Heart failure affects one in 40 Americans – are you one of them? Learn about the condition, how to spot it, and how to live healthily with it!
One man tells his story of how his mother uncovered the truth about his HIV positive diagnosis.
A community struggles to feed itself healthily, and the public blames them for it. I think it’s more complicated than that. Here’s why.
Primary care physician diagnoses woman with “ghetto booty.” I lose my marbles.
“…removal from the home may be justifiable… because of …the parents’ chronic failure to address medical problems,”